John has extensive experience advising both private and government clients on the GST implications arising across a vast array of property transactions and structures. In particular, John has assisted government clients in long running disputes with the ATO in respect of the application of the margin scheme to their sales, as well as advising private developers on large scale developments. More recently, he’s assisted clients in preparing for, and the implementation of, the new GST withholding regime.
More broadly, John has experience in the retail, resources, education and cross-border sectors, and has helped clients to navigate through complex ATO reviews and disputes. He has a good working relationship with the ATO which has been developed over a number of years and clients value his clear, commercial advice.
John was admitted as an Australian Legal Practitioner in February 2018 and holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce degrees.